Six Carleton University researchers have been awarded funding from the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade through the Early Researcher Awards (ERA) program – Including School for Studies in Art & Culture faculty Member: professor Laura Horak

Researchers will receive $100,000 from the ministry and $50,000 in matching funds from Carleton to cover expenses for undergraduates, graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, research assistants, associates and technicians.

Horak, a professor in the Film Studies program, studies American and Scandinavian cinema, gender and sexuality. The funding will support the emerging field of transgender film and media studies. Horak’s project investigates the films, web series and film festivals created by Canadian and American transgender artists from the 1990s through today.